The second in a four week series on the Sukhavati Sutras with Ratnaguna.Given on Triratna Night at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Februrary 9th 2015 Topics: Ratnaguna, Triratna, Buddhism, Pure Land Sutras, Beauty
Viveka-Chudamani is an inspiring scripture of Kevala Advaita (the philosophy of non-dualism) written by Sri Shankaracharya about twelve centuries ago. It is a literary masterpiece imbued with the sweetness of Sanskrit poetry and presents all that is needed by an aspirant for attaining Mukti or liberation, even in this very life. Topic: Negation of the Five Kosas. Verses 167-170. Topics: viveka, chudamani, yoga, vedanta, swami, sutras, jyotirmayananda
A Tiny 34- Page Dual Sanskrit Commentary on the Siva Sutras and Bhakti Sutras by the Legendary Swami of Pitambara Peeth, Datia. Topics: Siva Sutras, Bhakti Sutras, Riju-Artha-Bodhini, Kashmir Shaivism, Vankhandi Swami of Datia
Raja Yoga literally means Royal Yoga. The ancient Yogis of India discovered the mystic secrets of the mind through their inner experience of concentration, meditation and Samadhi. Sage Patanjali who existed centuries before Christ, compiled their revelations in the form of aphorisms or Sutras. The Raja Yoga Sutras is an unparalleled work of ancient psychology, parapsychology and spirituality. It presents practical guidelines and disciplines for attaining success in every aspect of life leading... Topics: Raja Yoga, vedanta, hinduism, patanjali, video, video podcast, jyotirmayananda, raja yoga sutras,...
Swamiji continues with highlights of the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Sutra 67-68. Different expressions and feelings of Supreme Love. Topics: Yoga Vedanta, Hinduism, Religion & Spirituality, Jyotirmayananda, Narada Bhakti Sutras
Swamiji continues with highlights of the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Sutras 78-79 How to Cultivate Devotion to God. Topics: Jyotirmayananda, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Religion & Philosophy, Hinduism, video podcast,...
Swamiji continues with highlights of the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Sutras 71-72 Devotion to God is the highest attainment. Topics: Yoga Vedanta, Religion & Spirituality, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Hinduism, Jyotirmayananda, video
Swamiji continues with highlights of the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Sutras 76-77 How to Develop Devotion to God. Topics: narada bhakti sutras, jyotirmayananda, hinduism, yoga vedanta, religion & spirituality, video
75 minute shoulder/chest/heart opening flow. The idea of Metta (unconditional love) is discussed and we practice a Metta Meditation. (Unfortunately I hadn't planned to make this available as audio-only, so some cues may not make sense without a visual - in that case, flow along in your own way!) Topics: yoga, health, vinyasa, power yoga, meditation, yoga sutras, metta
Swamiji continues with highlights of the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Sutras 64. Obstacles to be removed to develop Divine Love. Topics: Narada Bhakti Sutras, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Philosophy, Yoga Vedanta,...
Swamiji continues with highlights of the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Sutras 54. Only Divine Love can satisfy the urge to love and be loved and put an end to all desires. Topics: Narada Bhakti Sutras, Jyotirmayananda, Hinduism, Yoga Vedanta, Religion & Philosohy
A typical example of a Sutra that's very relevant today is the Mahayana Sutra of Golden Light. Here the trainee Bodhisattva is encouraged to develop a range of cultural and educational skills such as knowledge of etymology, public speaking and so on. These help him to to speak a contemporary language that people can more readily understand, in order to draw them into the orbit of the Dharma, whatever their circumstances. Talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, November 2010. Topics: Chandana, Buddhist, scriptures, Sutras, Mahayana, triratna, manchester, buddhist, centre
A 60-min., moderately-paced vinyasa flow with an emphasis on gentle heart opening. We practice a mudita (sharing joy) meditation with a mantra. Topics: yoga, health, vinyasa, power yoga, meditation, mudita, yoga sutras
This is a slow, graceful, gentle practice that will warm and strengthen your "core" muscles. This practice also makes use of the darkness of winter months to turn your awareness inwards, to nourish and observe your inner light - your core being - or the"supreme and ever blissful inner light" (yoga sutras 1.36). *You will need an extra, rolled-up mat, and possibly a belt or strap for hamstring stretching. Topics: free yoga podcast, gentle yoga, yoga sutras, core strength